Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review: Tease by Geri Glenn

Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
Tease by Geri Glenn
Series: Kings Of Korruption #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Geri Glenn on November 27, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 195
Source: Bought


Smile when you’re happy, cry when you’re sad and don’t ever be afraid to try something new. These are the words I live by. We only get one shot at this life, and I intend to live the best one I can. I had it all growing up. Popularity, beauty, great friends and a perfect family. But then one day, it all changed – now I’m blind. I’ve never let that stop me though. Life is an adventure and I believe in making the best out of every moment.

I spend my days with a job I love, online friends and a sexy new book boyfriend every week. I know in my heart that someday, my own prince charming will come along and appreciate me for exactly who I am – I won’t settle for anything less. Meeting Tease seems like the beginning of my fairy tale … until he opens his mouth.


I don’t trust people – ever. Every single person I’ve ever loved has contributed, in one way or another, to the shit show that is my life. Keeping everyone I meet at arm’s length, I work hard at being the star of most people’s nightmares. People think I’m a monster and honestly – they’re right.

Laynie’s beauty is what caught my eye, but her personality is what held it. Laynie’s the only person to ever see past my appearance and break down the walls I’ve worked so hard to build. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. When things heat up with a rival club, and Laynie gets caught in the crossfire, I will unleash hell on earth to protect the woman who makes me want to trust someone again. When bullets start flying and bodies start piling up, keeping her safe may be the last thing I ever do.

***Note: This book contains violence, strong language and descriptive sexual situations. It is intended for readers over the age of 18.
Thoughts: I am late on my  reviews and Tease was on my book boyfriend list for 2017.  He is a delicious alpha male biker who is moody,  broody and trust no one because of his past.  What I loved most was his actions with Laynie. Through out the novel he did not think twice about just grabbing her hand or putting her hand on his lower back to help guide her. He never felt sorry for her or acted different around her because of her blindness.
Laynie had the best personality and great out look on life. Instead of feeling helpless or sorry for her self when she lost her sight she decided to live life to the fullest. She does not think he is a monster. He is comfortable around her. Since her accident her family treats her differently. They think she is fragile and are still uncomfortable around her. She can hold her own with his moods.
“That’s awesome.  We’ve kissed twice, and both times, I was amazing!  You’re a lucky guy.”
They made a perfect couple. Opposites on their out look on life. She really needed someone that would not treat her different and he needed someone to show him how to really live.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Dirty Money #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pubisher: St. Martin's Griffin on August 9, 2016
Pages: 304
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought
Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Hard Rules, the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

How bad do you want it?

The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family’s business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret could destroy them both.

This is book ONE of FOUR in Shane and Emily's story.
Thoughts: "Wall Street meets the Sons Of Anarchy" grabbed my attention. Sadly Hard Rules over all did not do that. I was all ready to meet this messed up Brandon family and get sucked into their crazy family drama. Everybody in the family business as their own agenda and not sure who to trust. I did enjoy the family and Shane's secretary more than the couple. I would get excited anytime any of the other family members had any page time. Even though I did enjoy the family I still feel like the plot with them was missing something.
The beginning was a slow start but I was still able to enjoy getting to see how Shane and Emily met and get a little of the bickering with the family. But from there nothing really moved forward except the relationship with Shane and Emily. As I connected with them in the beginning I was losing that connection as the story moved along. There were no ups and downs or  no wow moments with them.
Emily is still a mysterious character. There are hints here and there that she is up to something or running away from someone or something. I did feel like both characters had the same tone of voice and no personalities. There were at times I thought I would see a different side of Shane a more darker side but he would revert quickly to himself. I feel like she made him more at ease with what is happening with his family. I really do not know why they like each other or what attracts them to each other.
Readers get to get the scoop on what is going on with the family business and have to say it was boring and long at times. I enjoyed getting the info but for me less would of been enough.
Written in dual 1st POV and loved that it was not repetitive. The last 20% was amazing and felt like a whole different tone with the characters that I wanted through out. This did feel like a set up with lots of fillers for the series. Lots of unsolved answers and more questions which I am sure will be solved in book 2. Nothing I am axcious to read right away but I am sure as time goes by if I get curious I can see me reading book 2 for my answers.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lusting For Covers: Trapped By Scandal by Jane Feather

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ'S Book Palace
Trapped By Scandal by Jane Feather
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Trapped #2
Genre: Historical Romance
New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather returns to the Regency with a passionate tale that sweeps the reader from the dangerous streets of Paris to the glittering ballrooms of London.

Lady Hero Fanshawe has chafed at society’s dictates since the death of her fiancĂ© taught her that joy can be fleeting. When her brother disappears in Paris at the height of the Terror, she has no hesitation in disguising herself as a boy and risking her life to find him—or in joining forces with a chance-met ally, the enigmatic William Ducasse, Viscount St. Aubrey. And she has no regrets in indulging in a passionate affair with the dangerously handsome stranger, in the shadow of the guillotine…

Half French, half English, William is committed to his shadow life, flirting with death to rescue imperiled aristocrats. Marriage is an indulgence he cannot afford. Once Hero returns to London, he refuses to risk her good name by continuing their liaison. But he has reckoned without the determined Hero’s disregard for propriety…or the dictates of his own heart.
Thoughts: Loving the pose of the couple with his hands on her neck and arm.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sweet Temptation: Collision Point By Lora Leigh

Sweet Temptation is a feature on Wickedly Delicious Book Blog. That centers around books that have caught my attention. Whether it be a quote, snippet, teaser, excerpt, synopsis or a review.

Collision Point by Lora Leigh
Series: Brute Force #1
Release Date: February 27, 2018

From #1 bestselling author Lora Leigh comes Collision Point, part of the thrilling Brute Force series—packed with powerful men, steely women, and explosive passion.

Riordan Malone is more than a bodyguard. As an Elite Ops agent, he’s ripped, raged, and ready to rumble—a true warrior, inside and out. But no war zone can compare to the battle in Rory’s heart when he lays eyes on the only woman he’s ever loved—and thought he had lost forever. . .

As the daughter of a crime lord, Amara Resnova has endured the cruelty of her father’s enemies—and has tried to escape that world ever since. Now, she must reach out to the one man who saved her life, even if she’s never forgiven him for breaking her heart. But Amara is tougher today than she was then. She’s also more desirable to Rory—and dangerous to love. Can he protect her from her father’s enemies without surrendering to his own passions…or will love seal their fate for good?

Thoughts: It has been some time since I read a Romantic Suspense from Lora Leigh. I miss her sexy Alpha Males. I am curious how this series will be. Hopefully it will be as good as her Tempting Seals and Elite Ops series.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday Post: Lazy Day

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Hello. I hope everyone kept warm and is healthy. I had a lazy Sunday and I loved it. My Sunday post as you can see is a day late. I watched some Winter Olympics with the hubby and played with my grandson and his toys. I did do the dishes so I did feel like I got something done in the house.
I picked up 2 freebies this week out side my genre from Mary at Stacking My Book Shelves Awesome blog that has reviews and  post free ebooks daily.  Books were still free at time of post.

Before He Kills by Blake Pierce
Series: A Mackenzie White Mystery #1
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Author on May 18, 2016
Pages: 173
Source: FREE
From #1 bestselling author Blake Pierce comes a heart-pounding new mystery series.

In the cornfields of Nebraska a woman is found murdered, strung up on a pole, the victim of a deranged killer. It doesn’t take long for the police to realize a serial killer is on the loose—and that his spree has just begun.

Detective Mackenzie White, young, tough, smarter than the aging, chauvinistic men on her local force, finds herself called in grudgingly to help solve it. As much as the other officers hate to admit it, they need her young, brilliant mind, which has already helped crack cold cases that had left them stumped. Yet even for Mackenzie this new case proves an impossible riddle, something the likes of which she—and the local force—have ever seen.

With the FBI called in, together, an intense manhunt ensues. Mackenzie, reeling from her own dark past, her failed relationships, and her undeniable attraction to the new FBI agent, finds herself battling her own demons as her hunt for the killer takes her to the darkest places of her mind. As she delves into the killer’s mind, obsessing over his twisted psychology, she finds that evil truly does exist. She only hopes it will not be too late to extricate herself from it, as her entire life collapses around her.

As more bodies turn up dead and a frantic race against time ensues, there is no way out but to find him before he kills again.

A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, Before He Kills marks the debut of a riveting new series—and a beloved new character—that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker
Series: The Ghost Files #1
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC on August 13, 2013
Pages: 284
Source: FREE
Soon to be a major motion picture!

Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.

Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.

Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.

Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…

Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?  
I had a nice little suprise last week the lovely Mary at Stacking My Book Shelves sent me a gift. I love my bikers. Thank you again you are a sweetheart.
Karma by K.T. Fisher
Series: Kings of Rebellion MC #1
Genre: Dark/Erotic Romance
Publisher: Author on June 12, 2015
Pages: 289
Source: Gifted
This isn't your typical love story.

Lauren doesn’t know why she is such a bitch, but she is. She believes in being who you are and fuck those who don’t like it. Her ex is pissed, and she soon realises the hard way that she never should have betrayed him. Yet, pretty-boy Andrew isn’t as innocent as she thought. In fact, it turns out he’s connected to one of the biggest gangs in America.

Lauren is beaten and abused in every way possible. Her human rights are stripped, and she is treated like an animal. Blindfolded and gagged, Lauren has no idea what is going to become of her, or if she will ever get out of the mess she has found herself in.

Karma has finally caught up with Lauren Ashford, but is this the end, or can someone out there help her? Are there men strong enough, or even brave enough, to face up to her captors?

When the Philadelphia Kings of Rebellion charter come crashing into her kidnappers’ motorcycle club's cabin, they find a beautiful girl chained up to a wall and made to live like a dog on the hard floor.

From here, Lauren is given the greatest gift. To go home. Once back in the UK, Lauren is under the protection of the UK Kings of Rebellion MC and is shocked to find that even though they are dangerous, they treat her so much better. Here she meets Grim, the oldest son of the president. He’s covered in tattoos, drives a bike, likes to dress in leather and loves to protect her. Is this the man that
Lauren needs? Or do her old habits of being a “do now, think later” kind of bitch, come back to bite her in the ass?

One thing is for certain, Demon, the president of the motorcycle club who took her, wants her back...

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Sweet Temptation: Spiders In The Grove by J.A. Redmerski

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review: The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
The Black Wolf by J.A. Redmerski
Series: In The Company Of Killers #5
Genre: Suspense
Publisher: J.A. Redmerski on August 29, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 302
Source: Bought
Since devastating secrets were uncovered by Nora Kessler, Niklas Fleischer and Victor Faust have been divided as business partners and brothers. But ultimately Niklas is persuaded to lead a mission to Italy, and he sees it as an opportunity to set in motion forgiveness—or retribution—for his brother’s betrayal.

The mission: play the role of a wealthy German investor and kidnap a beautiful, notorious madam named Francesca Moretti. No stranger to these types of roles, Niklas is the best man for the job, but this time the risks will be much greater as he will not be doing it alone. Izabel Seyfried, still fresh out of a life of imprisonment and sex slavery, could be negatively affected by the things she will see in Moretti’s mansion, and Niklas must keep her in line so she does not blow their cover and get them killed.

But Niklas isn’t the only one who must play a role—Nora takes on the humiliating task of playing Niklas’s slave, and Izabel must play the role of his lover.

On one hand, Niklas couldn’t be enjoying himself more. On the other hand, the emotions that continue to rage inside of him may be too much for him to control, and it may be Niklas—not Izabel—who needs to be kept in line. He cannot forget what Victor has done, and this mission may just be the beginning of his downward spiral.

Can the blood bond that Niklas and Victor share as brothers be stronger than resentment? Or will vengeance dig the blade so deep that their bond be eternally severed?
Thoughts: Love this series and  Niklas was a character that was slowly growing on me through out. He really caught my interest in Seeds Of Iniquity #3. I really want to get to know more about him than what I got with his book. The begining started out amazing learning how much he really has always looked up to his brother Victor since they were kids.

The mission started out good in the begining and enjoyed the rolls that they had to play. The plot did go down hill from there for me. For a bunch of bad ass assassins more so Niklas they were dumb. I knew right away who they were looking for it was obvious. I could not grasp how they could not of known. Knowing right away who they were after was a shock for me because J.A. Redmerski is so talented with never knowing what is happening. While on their mission the story just never moved foward. Loved that a few things happened that was not expecting with the characters and of course this is J.A. Redmerski. Who is known to not hold anything back when it fits the plot.

The story did pick up again the last 15%  and was back to being amazing. The Black Wolf was still a good read but it was for me the weakest in the series. As always you never know what kind of read you are going to get In The Company Of The Killers series. My dear Niklas what have you done.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sweet Temptation: Spiders In The Grove by J.A. Redmerski

Sweet Temptation is a feature on Wickedly Delicious Book Blog. That centers around books that have caught my attention. Whether it be a quote, snippet, teaser, excerpt, synopsis or a review.

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ'S Book Palace

Spiders In The Grove by J.A. Redmerski
Publisher: Author
Series: In The Company Of Killers #7
Genre: Suspense
Izabel and Naeva find themselves right where they wanted to be in Mexico: captured and held in the slave compounds owned by the Ruiz family. But the two are soon separated and forced into very different—but equally dangerous—situations. Izabel spends the next three weeks playing a role she never expected she would get the opportunity to play, but her luck runs out when Naeva’s life hangs in the balance, and only Izabel can save her. But at a terrible cost. If Izabel chooses to help Naeva, it will expose a lie she has been carrying on her shoulders since she met Victor Faust. A lie that will not only potentially make everyone in Victor’s Order distrust her going forward, but one that will also blow her carefully constructed cover In Mexico, and that could get her killed.

Fredrik, still looking for his serial killer, does not have to look long—the killer finds him. And Niklas’s past catches up to him when an old enemy comes back for revenge. But it will be Victor’s actions that shake up those left in his Order, and ultimately, be its downfall.

Thoughts: I am combining My Sweet Temptation Feature and Lusting For Covers Meme from  TBQ @ TBQ'S Book Palace.

I have loved all the covers for this series. They have all portrayed the characters with each of their books and the plot. I like the black and white with some red font.

I am a huge fan of this series and get excited with each new book. I am not one to read Suspense other than the sexy hero Roarke from In Death Series by J.D. Robb. I felt when In The Company Of Killers first came out with Killing Sarai it was more of a Romantic Suspense but by the third book Fredrik story I defiantly seen the turn in the series to more of suspense. I was happy with the way she went with the series.  As J.A. Redmerski states in Fredrik story, this series can be categorized as Crime, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Psychological Thriller and sometimes Romanic Suspense. It does have the elements of love and romance but not enough to actually fall into those categories.  That is the best part with each book I never know what I am going to get. J.A. Redmerski is not afraid to shock readers with any crazy twist, that for me have never been over the top, eye rolling ridiculous. She does not throw crazy things in there to just make it a shock factor. No, she is a brilliant writer that all of the  twist and turns have been true to plot. If anything  in some cases if she would of written them different it would of felt off in the plot. Now I am eager for book #7 because the plot has been leading up to this moment for a few books. Can not wait to see how everything plays out.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Review: Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It
Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: de Vincent #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon on January 30, 2018
Format: Kindle
Pages: 405
Source: Bought
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers the unforgettable story of a woman whose new life has just begun—but may end in murder...

Julia Hughes has always played it safe until she learned a very painful lesson. Now Julia’s starting over with a job in the Louisiana bayou—and a scorching encounter with a stranger, only to discover he’s Lucian de Vincent... her new employer. The de Vincent brothers share a massive fortune and a dark reputation. Julia cares for their troubled sister, but a menacing presence in the mansion—and the ever-present temptation of Lucian—prove dangerously distracting.

Lucian’s grandmother claimed de Vincent men fall in love once—and hard. Apparently, it’s Lucian’s turn. Julia’s compassionate care of his twin makes Lucian want to lay himself bare. But some secrets are better for Julia not to know.

The recent “suicide” of Lucian’s father is the latest in a string of deaths on the estate. Someone is eliminating the de Vincents. And the best way to get to Lucian may be through Julia...

Thoughts: The beginning was amazing with the mystery of Lucian sister. Loved how Julia and  Lucian met and once she was brought to the mansion. Lucian was cute flirting with Julia. The banter and bickering with the brothers were so much fun. Not a normal family and they all had their own voice and personality.
The beginning had a good balance of mystery, start of a romance and getting to know the family. But somewhere a long the way the romance took over and I was missing the mystery and more of the brothers. As I was connecting and enjoying the couple in the beginning I started getting bored with them and lost that connection.
The plot started picking up more the last 15 % of the novel that really came out of no where with a huge twist that was eye rolling, over the top unrealistic. I had my own scenarios going on in my head through out that I was not even close. I did love that it was unpredictable and I really thought one scene was going to go into a whole new direction with Lucian, Gabe and Julia. Thank goodness it did not but felt that scene was out of place and was not sure of the reason for even being in the book.
I love Jennifer L. Armentrout  YA Paranormal Romance  Novels and NA novels writing as J. Lynn. She is amazing writer as she was the only author to date to get me to read a YA suspense Don't Look Back and it was amazing 5 stars. It was full of twist, unpredictable,  nicely layered through out and the ending was perfect. This is my 3rd adult book I have read from her and was not a hit with me with the couple.


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lusting For Covers: Straddling The Line by Jaci Burton

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ'S Book Palace

Straddling The Line by Jaci Burton
Publisher: Berkley
Series: Play by Play #8
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trevor Shay has it all—a successful football and baseball career, and any woman he wants. But when he finds out his college mentor’s daughter is in trouble, he drops everything to come to her aid.

Haven Briscoe has finally landed a dream job as a sportscaster for a major network. But she hasn’t been able to move past the recent death of her beloved father, and it’s affecting her career. A plum assignment following the daily life of sports superstar Trevor Shay might be just the inspiration she needs…

Trevor will do anything to spark life back into Haven, including letting her into every aspect of his world. The chemistry between them flames higher than one of Trevor’s home runs and faster than his dashes to the end zone. But as they grow closer, Haven stumbles onto Trevor’s closely guarded secret, one he’s hidden his entire life. And despite his protests, now it’s Haven’s turn to put everything on hold to help Trevor. Will he let her in and trust her with a secret that could blow his professional and personal world apart?
Thoughts: Thought I would do a Football cover for Super Bowl Sunday. What better than a sexy cover from Jaci Burton, Play by Play series. Enjoy and Happy Sunday.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday Post: Pre order What??

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I had a nice little surprise last week.  I got a book that I do not even remember pre ordering. It has been a long time since I pre order a book on amazon. I am sure I am not the only person who has done this right.
My pre order
At time of post were still free
Genre: Dark Romance
Series: Made & Broken #1
Darkest Sins has a great review for Dangerous by Nora Ash. Sounds good and bonus it is free. 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Riding Hard #1
While buying my book above Dangerous I came across Adam by Jennifer Ashley as a freebie too. I have read her 1st book in her shifter series and enjoyed it. Thought I would see how she does in Contemporary Romance.
Enjoy Your weekend

Friday, February 2, 2018

Review: Ryker by Geri Glenn

Rating: 4 Stars - Loved It
Ryker by Geri Glenn
Series: Kings Of Korruption MC #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Geri Glenn on August 14, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 228
Source: Bought


Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve taken care of everyone around me, including my self-centered older sister, Anna. When her poor choices make us targets of the Devil’s Rejects Motorcycle Club, I grab her and we run like hell. A new city, a new job, a new life. It’s almost perfect – and then I meet Ryker.

He’s gorgeous, rugged and too cocky for his own damned good. But he’s a biker – exactly the type of man I’ve been running from. I have no business getting involved with a man like him. Too bad I can’t get him out of my head.


As V.P. of the Kings of Korruption MC, I know all about violence and loss. In my world, getting involved with a woman never turns out well. Avoiding commitment isn’t something I have to work at – it’s just a way of life. Then I meet Charlotte. Drawn to her kindness and beauty, I know there’s no place for her in my world. I have to let her go.

Finding Charlotte battered and bloody late one night, I go against my own beliefs, making it my mission to protect her. The Devils are out for blood and it’s Charlotte’s they want. Maybe I can’t keep her but I will put my life on the line to keep her safe. If not, I face losing the only woman that’s ever made me feel alive.

***Note: This book contains violence, strong language and descriptive sexual situations. It is intended for readers over the age of 18.
Thoughts: I love my biker romances. Ryker was refreshing without the over the top shock moments too make it feel like it has some grit to it. 
The best was the heroine. I loved her character.  Charlotte is sweet, caring and loving.  She loves her nursing job at a facility for terminal patients. It gives her purpose to know that she was able to give family members/friends time to laugh, tie up loose ends and say goodbye to their loved ones before they die. I felt bad the only family she had since she was 17 is her older sister and she is a piece of work.
Ryker is a delicious alpha male hero who can also be gentle and caring. A bad incident from his past keeps him at arms length from her. He did have a few jerk moments. I still loved and enjoyed his character.
Awesome secondary characters that do add to the story. Look forward to reading their books.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sweet Temptation: Every Deep Desire by Sharon Wray

Sweet Temptation is a feature on Wickedly Delicious Book Blog. That centers around books that have caught my attention. Whether it be a quote, snippet, teaser, excerpt, synopsis or a review.

Every Deep Desire by Sharon Wray
Series: Deadly Force #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: March 6, 2018


He's taking it all back
His honor, his freedom, and the woman he loves

Rafe Montfort was a decorated Green Beret, the best of the best, until a disastrous mission and an unforgivable betrayal destroyed his life. Now, this deadly soldier has returned to the sultry Georgia swamps to reunite with his brothers, and take back all he lost. But Juliet must never know the truth behind what he's done...or the dangerous secret that threatens to take him from her forever.

It took Juliet Capel eight long years to put her life back together after her husband was taken from her. Now Rafe is back, determined to protect her at any cost, and it's not just her heart that's in danger. The swamps hold a secret long buried and far deadlier than either of them could have imagined...

Thoughts: Cover love here. Sultry Georgia swamps, brothers, secrets, lies and second chance romance got me wanting to read this.

Reviews: Darkfever and Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Series: Fever #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Delacorte Press on October 31, 2006
Format: Kindle
Pages: 382
Source: Bought

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

Thoughts: I knew going into Darkfever there would be no romance. I actually bought this book seems like ages ago in paperback when Borders Book Store was still open. At the time I was really into romance and this series was in the romance section. Well I did not know this was not a PNR till I tried reading it and was not able to get into it. Now many years later was looking for something different to read and this came to mind. Bummer as I already swapped by PB. A hold was on it for the Library thank goodness I got it on sale for 99 cents.
The format of the book is different than I have ever read. It is so hard to explain. Mac had a way at times getting ahead of her self. It is like she is talking about stuff that happened in the future and next in the present. But the kicker is she would stop and let readers know she got ahead of herself. So some good stuff I wanted to know what the heck she was talking about because it would be interesting. Never did find out and hoping in future books I do.
As for  MacKayla "Mac" the heroine. I was not too impressed with her character. She kind of got on my nerves at times. Just silly and immature. I know she is in her early twenties and her mom was not a fan of cussing. So Mac and her sister came up with regular words to use instead of cuss words. I do not know if  it was to bring some humor to the story but it just bugged me.
Jericho Barrons I am not sure about. I am curious to know more.
As for the plot I really was curious who killed her sister. I still feel like there is more to that part of the story. Nothing wowed me. But I was unable to put the book down and wanted to know more about Barrons so of course had to get book 2.

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

Series: Fever #2
Publisher: Delacorte Press on October 16, 2007
Format: Kindle
Pages: 337
Source: Bought

I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . .

In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.
Thoughts: Bloodfever was a little better than Darkfever but not enough to give a higher rating.  Karen Marie Moning did great with the prologue, catching up with what happened in book 1.
Mac still annoyed me but not as much. I wanted more character growth then what I got. Plot wise I also I wanted more. I felt there was just more revealing of bad guys/monsters. I still feel that there is more about her sisters death. Again this book did not wow me but still was unable to put down. I am just waiting for something to shock me, I did not see coming. I know the plot has a lot to do with finding the Sinsar Dubh (black magic book) but for some reason I am more interested in her sisters death.
Again no romance but I am starting to see Barrons and V'lane showing signs of interest in her. This is not a love triangle. They both have their reasons for needing her help. V'lane I am starting to get a little curious about. Barrons really caught my attention more in this book. I know there is so much more to him. I really need to know who and what is in his garage basement, who does the second phone number belong too if can not get in touch with Barrons. I am loving their banter and bickering. They have a good like/hate relationship.
Hopefully I will get more in book 3.

Review / Quote-Tastic: Reign by Jessica Gadziala

Rating: 3 Stars - Liked It

Reign by Jessica Gadziala
Series: The Henchmen #1
Genre: Erotica/Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published on December 14, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 332
Source: Bought

One notorious 1%er
One innocent trapped in an impossible situation
One vicious crime lord
Three people who aren't who they appear to be
= one big (bloody) mess.

Reign is no stranger to the criminal underbelly and hard life, but when a random woman comes (literally) crashing into his life- learning things she has no business knowing, and bringing with her the weight of the city's biggest skin trader- the "hard life" starts to take on a whole new meaning.

Loved: Who knew you could have so much fun with a couple in a biker story. Reign the hero and Summer the heroine were amusing with their banter. Both strong characters and fit so well together. Reign is the perfect alpha male who is a protector, a bit bossy but also gentle when needed to be. His alpha male attitude flowed nice and was perfect when he needed it to be. Summer is not one to hold anything back even when in trouble. I loved that she was also a bit scared at times because of her situation. That just made her character feel real. I am a huge flashback lover especially when flow nicely with the story and Jessica Gadziala did a great job at that. Not overly done or too dark but enough to get a feel what happened to Summer. The plot had few good twist to it I did not see coming. The secondary characters were awesome and loved that they were part of the plot and never overtook the main couples story. The brotherhood feel with the MC was good.

Dislike: This is for sure a personal pet peeve of mine but I am not a fan of calling the heroine a slut during a sex scene. Huge turn off for me even if the heroine enjoys it. A "slut calling" and a rough sex scene felt out of character for Reign. Especially since the dirty talk was nicely done. The flashbacks needed to be in italic. Repetitive dual 1st peron POV.

Overall: The beginning was great that I loved the interaction with the couple. Jessica Gadziala writes good secondary characters that I do look foward to reading about them. Plot idea is good but alot happens last half of the book.
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This little bickering moment had me giggling. Loved that Summer is able to hold her own when it comes to Reign.

"Summer!" I shouted as soon as the door was open. Empty bed. Empty bedroom. "Fucking hell. Summer!" I rounded the corner to the bathroom. And there she was. Sitting on the edge of the tub. Pretty as you please. Looking up at me with a haughty chin lift. "Didn't fuckin' hear me knockin'?"

 "I heard you."

That was it. She heard me. Her tone with a very strong 'so what' underneath it. "Couldn't get off your ass and let me in?"

"You obviously had a key."

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lusting For Covers: Highland Flame by Mary Wine

Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers. This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ'S Book Palace

Highland Flame by Mary Wine
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Series: Highland Weddings #4
Genre: Historical Romance

Laird Diocail Gordon has just inherited his uncle's run down castle and rag-tag clan. He knows the sorry sight of the castle would send any woman running, but is determined to find a wife to help return his home to its former glory. 

Widowed lady Jane Stanley is determined to return to England, even if she has to tromp through the Scottish Highlands on foot to get there. Her travels lead her straight into the midst of a troop of dangerous Highland warriors. The mysterious, brawny laird forbids his men to harm her, and the spark between them is immediate. The only way Diocail can keep her safe is to take her home with him, but will the miserable state of his clan douse her newly ignited Highland flame?
Thoughts: Love a good, sexy Highlander cover. The beard, wind hair and of course what a nice back is all working for me. Mary Wines covers are well put together.